The net funds are divided thus: One half of the net is awarded to the Heritage Fund to distribute in grants and scholarships to girls and women in post-secondary programs or who are graduating from Toronto high schools. (Approximately S30,000) Of the other half of the net, $10,000 becomes the Discretionary Giving of the Board.
The amount after the deductions of the Heritage Fund and the Discretionary Giving, becomes the Charitable Giving Fund (approximately $20,000) which can be awarded to organizations which are recommended to the Board by the Charitable Activities Committee. These organizations are able to provide the UWC with a tax receipt.
Recent Activities of the UWC Toronto
In the Christmas season we are doing a collection of winter clothing for Romero House and in January we will begin a collection of fabrics for Sistering.
We collected hundreds of books for the libraries in women’s prisons.
We are so fortunate to be able to provide financial help to these organizations. We hope that the connections we have made will lead to volunteering and mentoring with both Romero House and Sistering.
Emily Ann Niego, our new Iqaluit bursary winner
I am athletic and love to play any sport. I am very interested in my culture and language, but unfortunately don’t know much them because I moved from family to family. During high school, I was determined to teach myself about my culture, so with each project, I made the topics something related to my culture.
I volunteered around the community, helping to coach the Arqsarniit Middle School soccer team, plus played volleyball on Team Nunavut during the Arctic Winter Games
During my school years, I was involved in Student Council as a class representative, and was awarded female athlete of the year, 3 years in a row. One award I was very happy to receive was the Annie Nauyuk Perseverance Award given to me in 2016.
I am attending the Community Studies Program at Algonquin College, because my future goals are to help my community in the way it helped me. I would love to give back to the elders and the youth. I would like to come back with much more knowledge on how to help change my community for the better. I would like to be an example, a role model, to be kind and be happy.
Emily Ann Niego
Thank you letters from Indspire
Our children are the future, and carry with them a great potential to lead this country. As Canada’s fastest growing demographic group, Indspire youth hold particular promise but they need your support! Thanks to the generosity of donors like UWC, we are building brighter futures for more indigenous youth every year. Thank you!Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO Indspire,
Across Canada, everyone has a remarkable opportunity to do something truly incredible – to help close the gap in Indigenous achievement through education. We are thrilled by your investment in the ‘Building Brighter Futures’ program to support indigenous youth pursuing their post-secondary education. The University Women’s Club of Toronto’s investment in Indigenous youth across Canada will encourage and empower them, converting their ambitions and aspirations into solid achievement and brighter futures. Your commitment is sending a clear message that every child should be given that chance to succeed and for that we thank you.
Paul Klein, CFRE, Director, Individual Giving, Indspire.